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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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  • Easy Steps to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water & Household Plumbing Lead is rarely found in Portland’s source waters, and there are no known lead service lines in the distribution system. For information on reducing lead exposure how to request a FREE lead-in-water test kit, visit

  • From Forest to Faucet... The Portland Water Bureau delivers the best water in the world.

  • Water Quality is One of Our Highest Priorities Portland's water quality is tested continually and meets or exceeds all federal standards.

  • Need Help Paying Your Utility Bill? Looking For Ways to Reduce Your Bill? The City of Portland offers financial assistance to qualifying customers.

  • Thirsty? Portland's iconic Benson Bubbler drinking fountains run year round and provide fresh, Bull Run drinking water.

  • Portland Water Bureau Crews Ready to Respond to Water Emergencies 24/7 We are dedicated to providing Portland with a safe and reliable water supply. Maintenance & Construction crews are on standby, ready to respond 24-hours a day, seven days a week to repair broken water mains and address water emergencies.

  • WaterWise Tips for Fall The rainy weather has begun, a sure sign that fall is here! Now is a great time to prepare your garden and watering systems for the fall and winter seasons.

Our Mission Statement

The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service and stewardship of the critical infrastructure, fiscal, and natural resources entrusted to our care. We enhance public health and safety and contribute to the economic viability and livability of the Portland metropolitan region. We are a recognized leader among water service agencies across the country.